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Straw Poll Results Sept 5, 2013

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Results of the Straw Poll

September 5, 2013


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So Much For Majority Rule

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So Much For Majority Rule

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 5, 2013

Once upon a time … oh, wait, this isn’t a fable. It’s grim re­ality.

For generations Americans were taught that in America the majority rules. But all that has changed.

Let’s look at a statewide ex­ample of how a miniscule mi­nority can take away the major­ity rights of millions of school­children — who cannot legally object. You may have heard of the so-called “Bathroom Bill,” California Assembly Bill 1266 Pupil Rights: Sex-Segregated School Programs And Activi­ties.

The title of the bill implies that our students have the right to participate in programs seg­regated by sex. Historically society and our schools rec­ognized that girls and boys needed to be separated by sex when it came to bathrooms, showers and participation in sports activities.

However, A.B. 1266 man­dated that students be given ac­cess to sensitive school facili­ties customarily segregated by sex — showers, bathrooms and locker rooms — according to a student’s “gender identity” and not based on their actual sex. It also provides that students can join school sports and athletic teams based on gender “iden­tity” and not actual sex.

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What Price Freedom

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What Price Freedom?

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 01, 2013

As American citizens we each have a responsibility unique in the world.

It is our job to elect compe­tent and honest people to repre­sent us in leadership positions at every level of government.

We Americans have had that privilege for 237 years or, in my case, for less than 60 years when my grandfather became a U.S. citizen.

Even as a child I recognized how lucky that made me.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vig­ilance.”

Because we have a represen­tative democracy, it is our re­sponsibility as citizens to guard our nation against those who would tear it down.

We are expected to be in­volved with the process of elect­ing representatives who uphold the Constitution and our values, a task we cannot offload to any­one else.

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This Is A Great E Newsletter

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“This is a great e newsletter!”

Patriots!

Pardon our crowing, but we didn’t make up that quote! (Honest!)

It’s a comment from the founder of the national Tea Party Patriots, Jenny Beth Martin, who sent an unsolicited comment to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots about our newsletter earlier this month after we inquired about more national training and resources for an expanding tea party movement in Southern California. Continue reading This Is A Great E Newsletter

Tea Party Patriots Featured in the WSJ

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Tea Party Patriots Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Tea Party Patriots and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin were featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal today. Be sure to check out the article.

 


Anger at IRS Powers Tea Party Come-Back
by Monica Langley
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Petition to Protect Child Privacy

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Petition To Protect Child Privacy In School Bathrooms And Showers Is Now Available

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Privacy For All Students

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What Made the Silent Majority Speak

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WHAT MADE THE SILENT MAJORITY SPEAK?

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, August 22, 2013

The Democratic party has been around since the days of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.  The Republican party emerged with Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. 

The tea party, on the other hand, blasted into existence as a organic organization a bare four years ago.  However, it is not a political party and, given its grassroots dis-organization of thousands of local groups, not likely to become one.  Each local tea party group determines its own priorities and sets its own agenda, looking to one or another of many national tea party groups for, well, not exactly leadership—but more like general direction. 

What caused the groundswell of hundreds of thousands of politically naïve ordinary folks to swiftly come together under one large umbrella?  What made the Silent Majority stand up and speak—no, roar?  They were worried, scared, even angry at their own lack of vigilance about rising taxes and governmental spending.  Previously they, like me, had been similar to groundhogs, poking their heads out each election “spring,” testing the temperature, voting in the presidential election, and then retreating to their dens of jobs, children and homes, distracted from the collapsing economy.

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